Day 22

Shuttered storefronts

January 21st, 2012

Every single store for almost a mile along Lee Avenue was closed for Shabbat.


  1. tna says:

    Interesting. My parents experienced blue laws where all stores had to close on Sunday. Even today some states aren’t allowed to sell liquor on Sunday so they close that section of the store. And there are dry counties where the sale of alcoholic beverages is illegal 24/7. I need to google Shabbat.

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    I believe, and Matt please correct me if I’m wrong as I’m not Jewish, Shabbat is the Sabbath for Jews?
    It’s good to see store fronts closed on a Sabbath, or Shabbat as this is.
    Matt with you being Jewish, practising or not, you know all the lingo that we don’t. Could you put a little explanation in sometimes? Thanks.

  3. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Washington is still a state that will not sell hard alcohol on Sunday’s. That will soon change as of July 1st because the state is finally getting out of the hard liquor business. My husband is a happy man. :)

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